Abortion Care and Access in South West Pennsylvania

People are wondering how they can help support abortion care and access when/if Roe falls. While the reproductive health and rights community has long been expecting this outcome and trying to mobilize, the impact remains dire. Our region in particular is expected to see a flood of patients from Ohio, West Virginia, and Indiana who will not be able to access abortion in their states. 

Local abortion service delivery organizations are creating new teleabortion protocols and trying to expand their pool of providers, while legal advocacy organizations are expanding judicial bypass services for minors, advancing workable teleabortion regulations, and challenging the constitutionality of abortion restrictions. There are also burgeoning groups that are trying to coordinate patient navigation, transportation, and funding. Our center is working on implementing data collection strategies to inform immediate harm reduction strategies and longer-term policy efforts. 

For those who would like to donate to local efforts, here are some suggestions:

  1. Allegheny Reproductive Health:  Center Western PA Fund for Choice: https://www.wpafundforchoice.org/
  2. Planned Parenthood of Western PA:   https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-western-pennsylvania/get-involved/donate
  3. Planned Parenthood of Western PA Vivian Campbell Fund: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-western-pennsylvania/get-involved/donate/vivian-campbell-fund
  4. Women’s Law Project: https://www.womenslawproject.org/donate/
  5. New Voices for Reproductive Justice: https://newvoicesrj.org
  6. Family Planning Patient Care Fundhttps://donorbox.org/family-planning-patient-care

Attitionally, for those who are seeking care, please be aware of fake clinics (also known as Crisis Pregnancy Centers): https://www.exposefakeclinicspgh.com/